Inside the bag, a meal centered on the

Inside the bag, a meal centered on the “Thanksgiving Aftermath Sando” awaits.
(Photos courtesy of The Town Kitchen)

Willing hands are needed as The Town Kitchen, an artisan lunch delivery service which offers training and employment opportunities to low-income Oakland youth, partners with Pandora Media to prepare 1,000 meals for people in need. The menu highlights local distributors: Imperfect Produce, Semifreddi’s Bakery, and GreenLeaf Produce. Once assembled and bagged (with handwritten notes), meals are distributed to community partners including St. Vincent de Paul, Mandela MarketPlace, and Project Access.

Volunteers are warmly welcomed at these HashtagLunchbag Oakland events:

Meal Prep led by youth employees: 
Wednesday November 18, 5:30pm–9:30pm

Assembling, Bagging, Distribution: 
Thursday November 19, noon–5pm

HellaOakland After Party: A celebration of community and a collaborative art experience presented by Late Nite Art. Food and drink provided by local vendors.
Thursday November 19, 5pm

The Town Kitchen
344 Thomas L Berkley Way, Oakland

Tickets and registration: here